John Seovic played a prominent role in getting slip-formed concrete roadside and median barrier walls established as a recognised construction technique in Australia in the early 1970s using various mould profiles attached to a tracked paving machine. Bought some pavers from DMR. The first barrier wall was constructed for Campbelltown City Council and later New Jersey median barrier (before Type F) was constructed for the NSW Department of Main Roads (now RMS) on the Parramatta Bypass (James Ruse Drive) in 1976. Median/roadside barriers
Seovic has successfully constructed concrete barrier walls in a range of heights and variable profiles up to 2.25 metres high.
Median barriers Lighting conduits through barriers with light stanchion blockouts
As far back as 1995/96 John Seovic began looking into feasibility of introducing diamond grinding and finally did so in 2009/10
A personal anecdote : Newell Highway – Marsden,40km from West Wyalong - 1995
As he will be remembered Always on a machine tinkering with something Battered baseball cap Ragged clothes even the most desperate charity would not accept Scruffy dark beard Cheesy grin
John Seovic Innovator - “give it a go” Self made Intensely loyal Determined Pioneer – stalwart Supporter of ACPAVE/ASCP All out of his own bank account We are unlikely to see his kind again A concrete paving legend
Valé John Seovic “Done too soon” (Neil Diamond) January 1946 – April 2014